38 episodes

A brand new podcast from the Guardian. Every Saturday, we’ll share some of the best Guardian writing from the week, read by talented narrators. Listen to celebrity interviews, lifestyle features, and opinions from our most popular columnists including Marina Hyde and John Crace. Weekend is the perfect way to relax.

Weekend The Guardian

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    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

A brand new podcast from the Guardian. Every Saturday, we’ll share some of the best Guardian writing from the week, read by talented narrators. Listen to celebrity interviews, lifestyle features, and opinions from our most popular columnists including Marina Hyde and John Crace. Weekend is the perfect way to relax.

    Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde, comedian Jayde Adams, and the obsession with pumpkin spice

    Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde, comedian Jayde Adams, and the obsession with pumpkin spice

    This week, columnist Marina Hyde examines how Kwasi Kwarteng responds to the chaos he creates (1:22), Aimee Levitt investigates why Americans like adding pumpkin spice to things (8:08), Emine Saner interviews Jayde Adams about her hopes for Strictly Come Dancing (19:00), and Will Coldwell looks back at the business of the smiley symbol (34:38)

    • 53 min
    Weekend podcast: Welcome to ‘First Blokes’ Club, Jeff Bridges, and the secret to happiness

    Weekend podcast: Welcome to ‘First Blokes’ Club, Jeff Bridges, and the secret to happiness

    This week, columnist Zoe Williams on the curious political role of the ‘First Bloke’ (1m31s), writer Tom Lamont meets the Oscar-winning actor and all-round ‘dude’ Jeff Bridges (18m06s), and finally, journalist Bronwyn Adcock gains a little insight from a radical Buddhist nun on the secret to happiness (35m16s).

    • 47 min
    Can I tell you a secret: episode one of a new podcast

    Can I tell you a secret: episode one of a new podcast

    In this new six-episode podcast, Guardian journalist Sirin Kale investigates the story of a cyberstalker who terrified people in his hometown and beyond for over a decade. Episode one begins in his hometown, Northwich, where Sirin meets some of his earliest victims - Andrea Yuile, Amber and Amy Bailey. They tell us how he infiltrated their lives and talk about the horrendous fallout of what he did

    • 34 min
    Weekend Podcast: Marina Hyde on hecklers, Willow Smith and the Queen in film

    Weekend Podcast: Marina Hyde on hecklers, Willow Smith and the Queen in film

    This week, columnist Marina Hyde on heckling the royal family and the fallacy of ‘free speech’ (1m35s), fashion editor Jess Cartner-Morley talks to Willow Smith about her complicated relationship with the limelight (8m41s), film critic Peter Bradshaw reviews the many fictional iterations of the Queen (29m41s), and, finally, writer Niloufar Haidari on why Kourtney Kardashian’s new sustainable fashion line will do far more harm than good (42m57s).

    • 52 min
    Weekend podcast: the value of small talk, Jennette McCurdy and Hadley Freeman on psychedelics

    Weekend podcast: the value of small talk, Jennette McCurdy and Hadley Freeman on psychedelics

    This week, Yvonne Roberts on the importance of small talk (1m34s), Emine Saner meets Nickelodeon actor Jennette McCurdy to discuss her explosive new memoir (7m15s), and Hadley Freeman has an out of body experience with shoe designer-turned-psychedelic-guide Patrick Cox (22m56s)

    • 53 min
    From Today in Focus: the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II

    From Today in Focus: the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II

    The Queen has died aged 96 at her Scottish home of Balmoral. In this episode of our Today in Focus podcast, Polly Toynbee joins Nosheen Iqbal to look back on her life

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Ave L ,

Thought provoking

….and added to my list of ‘must listen’ pods.

kunlaou ,

curious fiction

I actually didn’t catch the fact that this was supposed to be fiction when it aired. had i known I might've prepared my brain differently — still, I enjoyed a great deal. I’m not entirely certain why the riders are not the narrators. Maybe that’s just an American thing? That we read our own work? or maybe it’s a British thing that they don’t, and the rest of us in the world are suckers for our own voice. Hmm. I do know I would read the last piece quite differently than the narrator chose to… we've all got opinions…

Certainly, it was not The Guardian Science Weekly. Longer than I expected, funnier than I expected, and a show that dives into British life in such a way that it would be helpful as an American to know more about British life to fully appreciate like a proper listener.

I approve I approve. heh. not that my opinion matters but I do approve. Give it a try. I think you’ll like it too.

Skyjedi8 ,

I love it 🥰

Thank you guys for doing this, my favorite part is the people you have picked to read about the subject, thank you, thank you 😊

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